Some Islanders Don't Dig Federal Plan To Dig In San Juan Islands Monument

KUOW | May 25, 2017

The Trump administration has given an initial thumbs-up for research students to dig in a rare wildflowers meadow in the San Juan Islands National Monument.

Marijuana Startup Economy Booms As The Medical Cannabis Industry Struggles

OPB | May 23, 2017

Plenty of marijuana research is being conducted in Oregon, but it's mainly aimed at growing more marijuana at lower costs, rather than finding the next FDA-approved drug.

How Oregon Incorporates New Medical Marijuana Science

OPB | May 23, 2017

After 20 years, Oregon still struggles to regulate medical marijuana and respond to new science.

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Can Seattle’s Seawall Defend The City And Protect Salmon, Too?

KCTS9/EarthFix | May 16, 2017 6 p.m. | Seattle

Seattle’s newly constructed seawall is a $410 million infrastructure project that’s doubling as a massive science experiment.

Science | Health | Environment | News

Birth Defect Investigation Offers No Answers To Grieving Families In E. Washington

NWPR/EarthFix | May 11, 2017 9:45 a.m. | Prosser, Washington

A cluster of fatal birth defects has left several families in Eastern Washington mourning the loss of children they will never know.

Nation | Business | Science | News

Madras, A Little Farming Town, Sees Big Opportunity In Solar Eclipse

OPB | May 5, 2017 1:38 p.m.

Towns like Madras, John Day, and Baker City are expected to be inundated with visitors who want to see it.

Science | Environment

Looming Budget Cuts Put Scientists In Limbo

OPB/EarthFix | April 22, 2017 noon | Vancouver, Washington

Thousands of people took to the streets Saturday in the March for Science. Among those marching were scientists whose jobs are now in jeopardy as they wait for the federal budget ax to fall.

local | Science | Health | Recreation | Education | Environment

Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study

OPB | April 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Terrebonne, Oregon

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that people who spend time in nature feel greater life satisfaction.

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New Earthquake Alert System Rolls Out In Oregon, Washington

OPB | April 10, 2017 midnight | Portland

An early warning system for earthquakes is expanding to Oregon and Washington — thanks to a group of universities and government agencies.

Science | Environment | Sustainability

Oregon DEQ Hits Northwest’s Biggest Electronics Recycler With 6-Figure Fine

OPB/EarthFix | April 3, 2017 5:10 p.m.

Seattle-based Total Reclaim failed to label shipments of old electronics as hazardous waste.  

Science | News

Oregon Astronomer Plans To Check Out New Star With 7 Exoplanets

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 11:14 a.m. | Portland

A new star with seven planets is right at the edge of what the moderately sized telescope at the Pine Mountain observatory in Central Oregon can detect.

local | Science | Climate change | Environment | Land

What Happened To Mount Hood's Glacier Caves?

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 11:13 a.m. | Mount Hood, Oregon

The spectacular glacier caves of Mount Hood collapsed and disappeared completely within just a few years of their discovery. Scientists are only now learning what happened.

Fish & Wildlife | Science | Environment | Flora and Fauna

This Is How People Do Search And Rescue For Lead-Poisoned Swans

KCTS 9 | Feb. 3, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Lynden, Washington

In Northwest Washington, a group of scientists and volunteers are searching for sick swans and trying to save them before it’s too late.


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